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Afternoon at the Movies: A Sneak Peek of the 2018 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema. Cindy Stern, Executive Director of the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, shares trailers and clips of upcoming films coming to the festival this fall. They screen the first episode of the new addictive Israeli TV series, Your Honor. Open to the community, free of charge. RSVP to Marcie Eskin or call. 3 p.m. Thursday, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, free, 847-926-7903.

Drop In Tech Help at Lake Forest Library: Drop into the Lake Forest Library every Thursday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to get basic technology questions answered. While the librarians can show attendees how to download eBooks, use their iPhone or tablet, create Google Docs, and similar techie tasks, however, remember that the librarians cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you. 2 p.m. Thursday, Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest, free.

Watercolor Landscape Painting with Christine Thornton: Bring out your inner artist and create a landscape painting inspired by Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World. This program is offered as part of Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale, a community-wide reading initiative. For more information on Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale events, including A Conversation with the Author, visit lakeforestreadsragdale.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest, free.

Teen and Youth SMART Recovery: LEAD hosts this addiction recovery program available to youth ages 14-22 to help overcome unhealthy habits (drinking and drug usage), or behaviors (eating and gaming issues). SMART Recovery is judgment-free, promoting self-help and choice to achieve a healthy, positive and balanced lifestyle. The 4-Step Program assists individuals in all stages of recovery by: (1) building and maintaining motivation (2) coping with urges (3) managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors and (4) living a balanced life. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, free, 847-295-9075.

Libertyville Farmers Market - Main Street Libertyville: Every Thursday through Oct. 18 (Note: no Market on June 14) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cook Park in downtown Libertyville. Vendors bring the freshest bounty of the season. Find pastries, artisanal breads, cheeses, flowers, free range meats and eggs, kettle corn, pickles, olives, mushrooms, certified organic vegetables, local honey, sauces, goat milk products, appetizers, empanadas and even home-made dog treats. 7 a.m. Thursday, Cook Park, 100-198 W. Church St., Libertyville, free, 847-680-0336.

Libertyville Farmers Market: Forty-five vendors, including some who sell organic produce, grow or make their products. Also, hear a musician perform each week, balloon sculpting for the kids, and early in the summer, there are story hours. 7 a.m. Thursday, Cook Memorial Park and Rose Garden, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, free, 847-680-0336.

Country With a Little Ballroom : Enjoy a mini lesson and open dance for all styles. 7 p.m. Thursday, Dress Up & Dance, 206 Terrace Dr., Mundelein, $12.

Friday

Current Events Group: A fast moving discussion of events that occur during the past week. The moderator is Ralph Bernstein, a seasoned moderator and retired attorney who has reviewed the internet and many periodicals to discuss at the meeting. There is no charge to attend the event with ample free parking. 10 a.m. Friday, Highland Park Police Department, 1677 Old Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, free, 847-502-7260.

News and Views Current Events Discussion Group: Moderated by Skip Jacobs, this current events discussion group gives you and your friends an outlet to discuss the events of the day and to share insights which make every member a more informed citizen. Ample free parking and coffee available. Takes place Fridays, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free for members of the Highland Park Senior Center, $10 for non-members. Call for details. For a full schedule of activities, access the Highland Park Senior Center's web page. 10 a.m. Friday, Highland Park Senior Center, 54 Laurel Ave., Highland Park, $10 nonmembers, 847-432-4110.

The 9th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival: Highwood vies for the world record for the most carved pumpkins in one place. This celebration features pumpkin-filled walls throughout the festival grounds, ceremonial wall lightings, all you can carve pumpkins, trick or treating, costume contests, hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival rides, kids crafts, and live music. midnight Friday, Downtown Highwood, 17 Highwood Ave., Highwood, free, 847-432-6000.

Lake Bluff Farmers Market: The annual market features summer flowers, baked goods, fresh fruits, veggies and more for sale. 7 a.m. Friday, Village Green, 1 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff, free, 847-234-0774.

New Release Fridays at Lake Forest Library: Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs. Popcorn is included. Call the library at 847-234-0636 to find out what movie will be shown this week. 3 p.m. Friday, Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest, free.

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